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Male pheromones skew lab results

  1. May 1, 2014 #1
    A first time study,

    has implications for duplication of experimetal animal studies,
    http://www.ibtimes.com/mice-men-lab...chers-might-affect-experiment-results-1577431
     
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  3. May 1, 2014 #2

    Ygggdrasil

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    Here's the original study:

    Sorge et al. 2014 Olfactory exposure to males, including men, causes stress and related analgesia in rodents. Nature Methods. Published online 28 April 2014 doi:10.1038/nmeth.2935

    Abstract:
     
  4. May 1, 2014 #3
    Male hormone exposure produces a guarded anxious response.
    Female hormone exposure produces a calming response.

    Since researchers are either male or female, how can a neutral baseline be established ( for any and all studies )?
     
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